Sat. Dec. 2 – Sun. Dec 3, 2017:
Initiation Training (Closed to Initiates of the degree being studied)
Recommended for: Active Lodge Members interested in Officer work for Initiations
William Blake Lodge is pleased to host Bishop T אריה to offer Initiation Training. This training will provide a discussion of standards and practices of initiation and provide walkthroughs for the Minerval, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree initiations, with discussion regarding policy, safety, and magick. The training is open to all dues current O.T.O. members of 1st degree or beyond in good standing with United States Grand Lodge, and initiates may attend up to their degree. Registration is scaled based on number of degrees attended.
Initiation Training is required for those who wish to attend Advanced Initiator Training and recommended for those wishing to participate as officers for O.T.O. initiations. Upon completion of this training workshop, we are happy to have our event leader verify your attendance in order for you to register for any upcoming Advanced Initiation Training.
Bishop T אריה (Fr. Christeos Pir) has been a member of O.T.O. since 04/04/93, and is a Bishop of EGC and a Sovereign Grand Inspector General. He is past Most Wise Sovereign of Baphomet Chapter Rose Croix, past Secretary and Deputy Master of Scarlet Woman Lodge in Austin TX, and past Master of William Blake Oasis (now William Blake Lodge). He has led seminars and experimental study groups in various subjects for the last several decades at a number of O.T.O. bodies, NOTOCON, Ecumenicon/Sacred Space (a national pagan-oriented ecumenical conference), and at several Texas OTO Conventions (TOTOCONs), as well as a number of academic conferences.
$45 admission for full weekend; $40 for dues-current WBL members; $12 for each individual degree training. Registration includes lunch, coffee, tea, and water. Dinner is on your own, but we will make reservations at a local restaurant for those who wish to dine as part of a group.
Schedule, subject to change, is below.
Saturday, December 2
11:30am — Doors Open. Check in; lunch served.
12:30pm — General Introduction to whole M MM series (secured to I°)
1:00pm — Minerval standards & practices. Includes read-through of script.
3:30pm — I° standards & practices. Includes read-through of script.
7:00pm — Dinner, offsite; self pay with option to dine as a group
Sunday, December 3
11:30am — Doors Open. Lunch Served.
12:30pm — II° standards & practices. Includes read through of script.
4:00pm — III° standards & practices. Includes read-through of script.
7:30pm — Dinner, offsite; self pay with option to dine as a group.